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For those travelling from the UK to South Korea, it is essential to have some Korean won on hand to cover expenses like transportation, meals, and souvenirs. Ramsdens Currency offers competitive rates and convenient services for exchanging GBP for KRW. We have various options, including in-store and online exchanges, and you can choose to receive your currency in cash or on a prepaid travel card. By using Ramsdens Currency, travellers can feel confident that they are receiving a fair exchange rate and have access to reliable currency exchange services.

When travelling to South Korea, visitors can expect to experience a unique blend of traditional culture and modern technology. From exploring ancient temples to shopping in high-end department stores, there is something for everyone. Some must-see attractions include the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Bukchon Hanok Village, and the bustling city of Seoul. With Ramsdens Currency, travellers can exchange their pounds for Korean won and enjoy all that South Korea has to offer without worrying about currency exchange hassles.

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Coins - 1 Won, 5 Won, 10 Won, 50 Won, 100 Won, 500 Won

Banknotes - 1,000 Won, 5,000 Won, 10,000 Won, 50,000 Won

Each denomination features a portrait of a different historical figure, including King Sejong, the creator of the Korean alphabet, and Yulgok Yi I, a prominent Confucian scholar from the Joseon Dynasty.

How far will my money go throughout South Korea?

The amount of money you will need to travel to South Korea will depend on a variety of factors, such as the length of your stay, the activities you plan to do, your accommodation choices, and your eating habits. However, South Korea is generally considered an affordable destination for tourists, especially when compared to other countries in the region such as Japan or Singapore.

Accommodation options in South Korea range from budget hostels to luxury hotels, and prices can vary widely depending on the city and the level of comfort you require. In general, you can expect to pay around 20,000 to 50,000 KRW (approximately £13 to £32) per night for a budget-friendly hostel or guesthouse, and up to 200,000 KRW (approximately £130) or more for a high-end hotel.

Overall, South Korea can be a budget-friendly destination for travellers, with plenty of options for affordable accommodation, food, and transportation. With careful planning and budgeting, your money can go a long way in this fascinating and vibrant country.

Things to do while in South Korea

South Korea is a country with a rich history and culture, breathtaking scenery, delicious food, and cutting-edge technology. Here are some things to do while travelling in South Korea:

Explore Seoul: Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is a bustling metropolis that offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern amenities. Visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Changdeokgung Palace, the Namsan Tower, and the Myeongdong shopping district.

Try the local cuisine: Korean cuisine is known for its bold flavours and diverse dishes. Try Korean barbecue, bibimbap, bulgogi, kimchi, and more.

Visit the countryside: South Korea is also known for its picturesque countryside, which is dotted with traditional villages, green tea plantations, and natural wonders like the Seoraksan National Park.

Experience the nightlife: South Korea is home to a vibrant nightlife scene, especially in cities like Seoul and Busan. Visit a karaoke bar, a street food market, or a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.

Attend a festival: South Korea has a number of festivals throughout the year that showcase the country's culture and traditions. Some popular festivals include the Boryeong Mud Festival, the Busan International Film Festival, and the Jeju Fire Festival.

Shop for souvenirs: South Korea is a shopper's paradise, with everything from traditional handicrafts to the latest fashion trends. Visit the Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul or the Namdaemun Market for some great bargains.

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